• Jan O. Jorgensen, Carolina Marin on course for European Champs title

    La Roche sur Yon: Denmark's defending men's champion Jan O. Jorgensen continued his fine run at the European Championships in La Roche sur Yon, France when he eliminated Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-11, 21-15 in the semi-finals on Saturday.Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Malaysia Masters title in front of hometown fans

    Georgetown: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who has won the Malaysia Masters title four times - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, hit a forceful smash to capture his fifth Malaysia Masters title on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei at the trophy presentation with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin after the 2016 Malaysia Masters men's singles final. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • Kirsty Gilmour loses to Line Kjaersfeldt in Scottish Open final

    Glasgow: The home favorite and top seed Kirsty Gilmour was the overwhelming favorite to win Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles title, unfortunately her dream of claiming her second Grand Prix crown of the season (Gilmour defeated Karin Schnaase of Germany to win Dutch Open title six weeks ago) was shattered by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt on Sunday.Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

    Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Stoeva sisters win Dutch Open

    Almere: When Malaysians Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are playing like they were playing Sunday afternoon at Topsportcentrum in the Dutch Open finals, it reminded us of their awesomeness on the badminton court a few years back.Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

    Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

  • Stoeva sisters, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong battle into Dutch Open finals

    Almere: With 6 out of 10 matches have gone into three-sets, Saturday's Dutch Open clearly one of the most intense and exciting semi-finals of 2015.

    Women's doubles No. 2 seeds Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria made their semi-finals extremely breathtaking to watch by turning them into grueling three-set match against Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth/Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella of Indonesia. Stoeva sisters couldn't finish off the Indonesian pair when they were leading at 20-17 in the first set, allowing Bernadeth/Variella pushed the game to deuce. Fortunately, Stoeva sisters managed to dig very deep to claw back from 21-22 to barely win the first set with 25-23.May Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue to rise, smile and shine in the Dutch Open finals.

    May Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue to rise, smile and shine in the Dutch Open finals.

  • Goh Jin Wei denies Kirsty Gilmour to win Belgian International title

    Leuven: Malaysian Goh Jin Wei remained perfect in Belgian International finals, playing just enough to see off second seed Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in straight sets to claim her first international title on Saturday.Congratulations to Goh Jin Wei!

    Congratulations to Goh Jin Wei!

  • Goh Jin Wei beats Rong Schafer to reach Belgian International final

    Leuven: At 15-year old, the world No. 329 Goh Jin Wei from Malaysia has moved into the Belgian International women’s singles final on Friday with a dominating performance, overwhelming 30-year-old American Rong Schafer 21-13, 21-13 in the semi-finals.Goh Jin Wei is the best young women's singles talent in Malaysia badminton.

    Goh Jin Wei is the best young women's singles talent in Malaysia badminton.

  • Yun Luo steps down as head coach of Badminton Scotland

    Scotland: The former Chinese internationalist Yvette Yun Luo who has been in charge of the Scots since 2009 helping them to win a record two medals at the Commonwealth Games, Kirsty Gilmour's silver in women's singles and a bronze for Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair in mixed doubles, plus various titles and medals at other events.Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

    Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

  • Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour is ready for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kirsty Gilmour admits 2015 will be a big year as she sets her sights on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Scotland’s highest-ranked badminton singles player has her sights firmly set on the start of the year-long Olympic qualifying race in May, and Bothwell ace Gilmour is keen to get started following her Christmas break.Kristy Gilmour is a Scottish professional badminton player

    Kristy Gilmour is a Scottish professional badminton player

  • Glasgow 2014: Peng Soon-Pei Jing, Jing Yi falter in semis

    Glasgow: On Saturday, Malaysia’s Tee Jing Yi was defeated by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 13-21, 19-21 in the semi-finals at the Emirates Arena. Jing Yi inexplicably squandered a big 19-11 lead in the second game allowing Gilmour to come back to win game two.

    "Kirsty came well prepared, I made some unnecessary mistakes in second set and just couldn't finish the game," said the disappointed Jing Yi. In last week's mixed team event, Jing Yi was able to down Gilmour in straight sets.Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

    Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

  • Glasgow 2014: P. Kashyap vs Derek Wong in final

    Glasgow: Rashid Sidek, Wong Choong Hann, Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Lee Chong Wei have created the Malaysia badminton dynasty that garnered 6 men's singles gold medals consecutively since the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games. However, the men's singles gold medal chase was left wide open with the exit of Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew in quarter-finals on Friday.Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

    Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

  • Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal cruises to quarters

    Jakarta: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced into the women's singles quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

    Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

  • Scotland's women exit European Team Badminton Championships (pic)

    A defeat by Russia finally ended Scotland's women's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the European Team Championships in Basel.

    Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

    But singles losses for Rebekka Findlay and Caitlin Pringle tied the match before Nina Vislova and Evgeniya Kosetskaya beat the duo in the doubles. Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

    Scotland's men hope to progress as one of the two best runners-up.

    They came back from a 2-0 deficit at the St Jakobshalle venue to beat Belgium 3-2 and finish second in the group behind England to whom they lost 4-1 on Tuesday.

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